Nikka Yoichi 10 Year

Peated Single Malt

Nikka // Hokkiado, Japan

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 146 )

The Yoichi 10 Years Old is produced at Nikka's Yoichi distillery located on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. The location of the distillery was chosen for its elevation and cool climate, proximity to a forest for access to wood for barrels, and a high quality water source nearby. This distillery still employs direct coal-fired pot stills, something even the Scots rarely still do. This whisky is discontinued, as stocks are currently too low for Yoichi to release age statement whiskies.

  • age
    10 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    Oak Casks

Tasting Notes

"The nose is lovely-- complex and integrated, with hints of wood polish and some light spices (cinnamon). There’s a thin layer of barbecue smoke and a touch of fruit. The palate is smokier. Big and powerful at first, before sweeter notes take over. Brown sugar, honey and dried red fruits. The finish lingers for a long time."

Score 87

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